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' Feb, 15, 1938. ' ‘ M. N. LANSING ' ‘ 2,108,494 BOOKMARK Filed ‘June 8, 1955 INVENTOR. ‘ ATTORNEY. Patented Feb. 15, 1938 v 2,108,494 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFH€E 2,108,494 BOOKMARK Mortimer Nathaniel Lansing, New York, N. Y. Application June 8, 1935, Serial No. 25,597 1 Claim. ‘This invention relates to bookmarks. It is an object of thisinvention to provide a new and improved bookmark which will be retained in place with the minimum of eifort on the part of the reader. It is a further object to provide a bookmark which will facilitate ?nding the place after the book is closed. It is a further object to provide a bookmark which will be neat in ap pearance and which, if desired, may be used to 10 indicate not only the page but the line at which the reading is to be recommenced. »It is a fur ther object to provide a bookmark which will not easily fall out of the book while it is being car ried and which will be adjustable to conform to 15 different sizes of books. It is a further object to provide a bookmark by which one or more lines may be indicated to designate the point at which the reading is to be commenced or ended. It is a further object to provide a bookmark which 20 may be utilized as a removable index tab for either temporary or permanent use. The invention accordingly comprises an arti cle of manufacture possessing the features, prop erties, and the relation of elements which will be exempli?ed in the article hereinafter described and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the claim. Figure I is a perspective view showing a book with a bookmark in place. 30 ' Figure 2 is a View of a slightly modi?ed form of mark. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the construction shown in Figure 2. . Figure 4 is a further modi?cation. Figure 5 is a-section on the line 5-5 of Fig ure 2. Fig. 6 is a fragmentary enlarged perspective view of a portion of Fig. 1. In the drawing, .the numeral Ill represents a 40 book lying open to expose leaves I 2. The bookmark in the form illustrated in Figure 1 comprises a body portion composed of a pair of members l3 and M, which telescopically en gage each other, each being provided with a right — angle extension l5 and I6, adapted to engage the edges of leaves l2. While two telescoping mem bers are illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing the number may be varied and three are illustrated in Fig. 4 of the drawing. In each form of the invention the two end members are each formed at its extremity to provide a smooth uninter~ rupted surface portion and a flat extension l5 or Iii projecting from the respective end of the body portion at right angles thereto. In operation, the bookmark may be placed on (Cl. 116-119) the leaf extended to greater length than the length of the leaves and then quickly telescoped to cause the edges l5 and Hi to engage ?rmly against the edges of the leaves to hold the book mark in place. This construction has distinct advantages over the book shaped members adapted to engage around the ends of a number of leaves because if said book shaped members were employed, a reader would have to select a certain number of 10 leaves to place within the hook corresponding to the spaced distance between the hook members, thus causing delay and inconvenience which would be apt to cause the bookmark to be dis carded without being used and possible damage 15 to the pages. With the bookmark herein illustrated, however, it is only necessary to lay the bookmark upon the leaves and then draw the parts together without the necessity of selecting any particular 20 group of leaves. For some purposes I prefer to slidingly attach upon the bookmark a relatively long marker ele ment or a member ll extending from the body portion at right angles thereto outward past the edges of the leaves to provide a projecting tab l8, which may carry suitable index space as shown at I9, if desired. To achieve this result the end of the tab may be folded back upon it self to provide a compartment to receive a suit able card carrying the index designation. This folded back portion being attached along its top and bottom edges and being free upon its in ner edge to permit the insertion of the designa tion, and it may also be provided with an opening in its outer edge so that the point of a pencil or other instrument may be inserted to remove the card, when desired. This member I‘! may itself be slidably mounted upon the member l4 so that its vertical position 40 may be changed at will and for this purpose the marker element for member I’! has a portion slidably embracing and frictionally ?tting said body portion. With this form of construction it is possible to use this bookmark as a temporary index tag when referring to different parts of a book during the study thereof without in any manner mutilating the leaves of the book. The form of the invention disclosed in Figure 2 is generally similar to that shown in Figure 1, except that in this form a slider 20 is provided upon the member [4 which may carry an index 2|, to indicate the line at which reading is to be recommenced. A practical form of making this construction 55 2 2,108,494 is shown in Figure 5, in which it is seen that the member 20 encircles the member l4, which in turn encircles the member l3. In the construction of Figure 4, three telescopic members are provided, 22, 23 and 24, and mem bers 25 and 26 similar to the member 20 may be provided upon the member 23. By the provision of these three slidable ele ments, greater ?exibility is obtained in the posi 10 tion of the sliding members 25 and 26, without their needing to slide them off of the member 23, at the same time a greater degree of exten sion is obtained. Since certain changes may be made in carry 15 ing out the above method without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. It is also to be understood that the following claim is intended to cover all of the generic and speci?c features of the invention herein de scribed, and all statements of the scope of the invention which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall therebetween. What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: A ?at bookmark comprising a body portion having a plurality of telescoping members each of su?icient ?atness to lie between the pages of a book when the latter is closed, without mate riallyincreasing its thickness or harming its bind ing, said members being frictionally held in any adjusted position relative to each other, the end portions of said body having projections extend ing at right angles to the body portion lightly to engage the leaves of a book to hold the marker in place, and a flat marker embracing said body portion and movable thereon from substantially one end to the other and frictionally held in any adjusted position, said marker having an ex tended portion adapted to extend beyond the edges of the leaves of a book and carrying a pocket to receive a card. MORTIMER N. LANSING.